A reminder to the manlift riders to get off the belt before they hit their heads on the ceiling. This is the top level of the headhouse, where dust collectors would extract most of the grain bits from the air to reduce risk of explosion.
It seems someone planned on stealing the fridge, but gave up on the second floor.
Looking up from the ground floor at the various levels of the sugar mill.
Somewhere between the grain elevator and the distillery.
The former, and much-altered, main entrance and grand staircase.
A closeup of a flour chute.
A chalkboard halfway to the headhouse is untouched since the mill closed. It still has the cheat sheets!
‘Consumers Brewery’ set in the brewhouse staircase.
The left tunnel goes to the opposite side of the car elevator seen on the right. There was a time when Fords were shipped by barge on the Mississippi. This freight elevator brought them from the assembly floor to river level. A separate elevator was for moving men and silica up and down.
One level below where the cotton was nitrated, the fumes must have been powerful. This floor had several massive ventilation fans in its walls.